In regards to the hacker, Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai had allegedly tweeted a link which led to executions of the dangerous command line on various users’ devices. He owned a YouTube channel and blog which detailed all of his discoveries regarding exploits, but it looks like he crossed the line a bit too far this time. Thousands of people accidentally clicked on the link without knowing any better, while Desai said in his defense he was just trying to be “funny” after his friend discovered it could do more than just dial phones (e.g. execute pop-ups and open emails).
Apple’s iOS 10.3 is now rolling out to all iOS users.